NOW-NJ 2014 State Conference


Getting Set Up



Rick Gray & Vicki Disrow

 Vicki Disrow,NNJ NOW member with  Rick Gray, VP Membership

Karen White & Carol Gay

Karen White, speaker & Carol Gay, head IUC

Bonnie and Matt

Lynn Petrovich & Friends

Lynn Petrovich, VP Medicare for All-NJ & Friends

Maretta & Vanessa

The New Officiers

  1. Rick Gray, VP Membership
  2. Karen Lontka, VP Technology
  3. Vicky S., Action VP
  4. Michelle McMullen, Tresurer
  5. Bonnie Shapiro, Admin VP
  6. Deb Huber, President
  7. Jonnie Parks, Secretary

Jonnie, Shirly and Rita

Bonnie and Terry

Bonnie Shapiro, Exec VP NOW-NJ and Terry O'Neill, President National NOW

Vicki, Brenda and Rosemary

Jennifer and her daughter

Panel Discussion

Deb, Bonnie and Dina

Vicki registers Catherine Hunt

Dipti and Her Paintings

Dipti and Her Paintings

Dipti and Her Paintings

Sammy Bravo and Taylor Turner

The two conference documentarians

Shirly Henderson

Milly Silva

Mily and Terry

Ingrid Hill

Vanessa and Rite from the pages of Vanity Fair

Rick and Karen

Young Feminists Strategize

This Is Diversity!

Karen at the Camera

Deb Huber

Terry O'Neill

Carol Loscalzo, NJAAF Pres. and Jennifer Groves, NOW Cherry Hill

Vanessa Loh, VP NNJ & Mary Gatta, Sr Scholar - Wider Op. for Women

The Podium

Reconciling Feminism and Faith: Growing Up Bisexual in the Methodist Church

Since I was born, I have attended a Methodist church in Washington, DC. I was baptized there, and through my church, I met lifelong friends, mentors, and people that I consider family. As long as I can remember, there have been members of my church that were part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I never thought... Read more »



Indigenous Women Can’t Get Justice: You Should Care

This post contains mentions of sexual violence The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) that addresses the jurisdictional problem described in this article was voted on during the first week of April, 2019. The bill passed the House with a vote of 263-158. 33 Republicans voted for the measure. VAWA faces an... Read more »



Writing Women into History as Peacemakers

As intriguing as the phrase “Women were written out of history” sounds, it is not entirely accurate. In many cases, women were never written into history in the first place, and as Women’s History Month ends, it is important to recognize that this effort to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of women around the world... Read more »



Scott Lloyd’s Obsession – Getting Closer to The Handmaid’s Tale

A government official tracking the pregnancies and menstrual cycles of teenage girls in custody? It seems like a scene out of The Handmaid’s Tale, but it’s happened in the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as recently as June 2018. Enter the former director of ORR Scott Lloyd, the newest villain in this episode... Read more »



This International Women’s Day NOW Celebrates Activists at Home and Abroad

Activists play the extremely important role of creating and cultivating change in society, sometimes defying strict cultural norms or putting themselves in danger. As the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, NOW is dedicated to taking initiative in promoting feminist ideals, leading societal change, and eliminating all forms of discrimination. This... Read more »